Canine Allergies - Does your dog have an Allergy?

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These allergies are caused byrepparttar same things that cause allergies in humans, tree, grass, weed, dust mites, molds, and chemicals.

Any dog is susceptible to inhalant allergies, butrepparttar 125776 most common dogs affected are terriers, golden retrievers, poodles, dalmations, German shepherds, Chinese Shar-peis, shih tzus, lhasa apsos, pugs, Irish setters, and minature schnauzers.

If you notice your dog chewing at his feet and constantly licking then he may have inhalant allergies. Other common symptoms include biting, and scratching. The worst itching will be on his feet, hind legs, groin and armpits.

Inhalant allergies are often associated with recurring ear infections in you dog. Food Allergy

Food that your dog may have eaten for years may become a food allergy. So, this type of allergy is often overlooked.

Dogs usually cannot tolerate fish, eggs, whey, milk, chicken, pork, beef, corn, wheat, soy products, chemical preservatives, and artificial sugars in their meal.

It may take a long while to determinerepparttar 125777 food allergen. A way to findrepparttar 125778 allergen is to put your dog on a diet that consists of protein and starch that your dog has not eaten before.

Start adding backrepparttar 125779 ingredients ofrepparttar 125780 dog food you have been feeding him, spreading this out over a week. Ifrepparttar 125781 symptoms return then you should be able to determinerepparttar 125782 food allergen.

Then look for a dog food that does not containrepparttar 125783 allergen. Symptoms of food allergies in your dog may be scratching at ears, shaking ofrepparttar 125784 head, itchy skin, licking and biting their back legs, rubbing their face on carpet, inflammation in their ears, coughing and in rare cases vomiting, sneezing, and diarrhea. Contact Allergy (allergies to some thing they come in contact with)

This isrepparttar 125785 least common type of allergies in dogs. Some ofrepparttar 125786 common items that may cause a reaction are wood bedding, grass, plants, and flea collars. Bacterial Allergy

There are several different types of Staphylococcus (Staph) living on your dog’s skin. That is normal! Most dogs do not develop an allergy to them, but some dogs might.

Bacterial allergies will cause hair loss that looks similar to ring worm. The areas that are infected need to be treated with antibiotics. A dog lovers website with plenty of dog breed information and pictures. provides dog supplements and dog health care information.

Dog Mental Health

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Anxiety is probably one ofrepparttar most common mental disorders in dogs all overrepparttar 125775 world. It is your responsibility to notice when your dog is stressed and what causes his stress and to keep him out of these types of situations for his protection or to help him overcome his anxieties.

The different signs of anxiety and stress are excessive drooling, whining, panting, moaning, shivering, or reluctance to move.

The different types of anxieties and how to know them:

Separation Anxiety

This is probablyrepparttar 125776 most common anxiety in dogs. Your dog will be soilingrepparttar 125777 floor, chewing up furniture, and their barking or howling can be heard clear downrepparttar 125778 block are sure signs of separation anxiety.

Noise Anxiety

Noise Anxiety is a problem for thousands of types of animals. Dogs that are afraid of loud noises often run to hide, but because of their fear they do not pay attention and may endanger themselves by running into oncoming traffic, etc.

Social Anxiety

This anxious behavior is seen in dogs that as puppies were never around other dogs or a lot of people. This can be seen when your dog is around others if he tries to cower in a corner to hide. He is feeling overwhelmed by his surroundings and allrepparttar 125779 commotion fromrepparttar 125780 other dogs or extra people.

These are just some ofrepparttar 125781 problems that your dog may have. Remember to pay attention to your dog; he is your friend and companion. He needs your protection as well as your love. Visit for all you and your dogs pet supply & dog breed info! A dog lovers website with plenty of dog breed information and pictures. provides dog supplements and dog health care information.

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